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, will israel bomb iran, and will the euro zone finally break apart? >>> then the fiscal cliff. the view from across the pond. how did our political process look from a perch overseas and what will it all mean for the u.s. economy and the global economy? >>> also, will this be india's awakening? the nation confronts its own dark corners after a despicable deadly act. i'll look at some parallels with america's recent tragic school shooting. >>> first, here's my take. the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is a small victory for sanity, but what it says about the future is somewhat bleak. washington will probably lurch from crisis to crisis kicking problems forward and placing band aids small solutions on those it does address. there will likely be no large-scale initiative on tax reform, entitlement reform, energy policy, probably even immigration reform and this is the real worry. because beyond the self-inflicted crisis of the cliff and the forthcoming debt ceiling, the united states faces a much deeper challenge. for more than a decade now, for many decades by some measures, america's growth ra
kellogg has disturbing job news from london tonight. >> the euro zone unemployment average reached all-time high of 11.8%. up from 11.7 in october. in country like italy, the situation is particularly dire. youth unemployment registered to 37%. >> here they are lined up with jobs accusation center. >> i don't have any trust in my country. absolutely not. no way out. we have our backs against the wall. either you leigh, if you stay here you are condemned. >> some blame the austerity measures that led to violence across the continent for aggravating the employment situation. greater unemployment comes diminished spending power so you get a vicious circle. still, despite the fact that improvements aren't happening quick enough. the leaders of the 27 countrys leaders from the different political parties learned to reach con ken sus. for example on banking union. >> the leaders have come together to change the system in ways they hope will not only stabilize the euro but lead to longer term growth. >> the euro zone need to do more to convince investors they are business friendly. unless it
to use their credit cards or debit cards or take euros out of the atms because there are concerns about the banking practices at the vatican and so concerns that there might be lack in oversight. >> is it lax in oversight or something naughty? >> well, the concern here is that there might be something naughty that they are not complying withstandards for money laundering protections. there have been two reports, one from an independent group and one from the group of italy saying the practices are not up to snuff. remember the vatican is the home to the catholic church which is an organization of over a billion people. when the pank is moving money they are often moving enormous sums of money. one thing was a 20 million euro transaction. for the vatican that is something that happens on a fairly regular basis that they are moving enormous sums of money between the churches. it got flagged. international protections were not in place to keep the money safe. the pope said we are going to fix this but they are still not there yet and the bank of italy said as of january 1 no more credit ca
currency. the euro is the alternative and look at the problem they are having there. the dollar has gone down in value by 50% against the euro in the last decade. that's because our debt tripled in that amount of time 1971 the so-called nixon shock of wage and price controls and the gold standard ever since then since there has been dollar inflation. it has been fairly consistent in terms of its value, hasn't it? >> no. it's done with up and down. like i said, it's t. lost a tremendous amount of value against the euro. and the issue is the fed just prints money. it just keeps interest. in for the economy. there is going to be inflation. prohibited oddly enough in richard virginia. there you go. look at these. v.a. is going to spend $22,000 to study a virginia alternative currency. that kind of a waste of taxpayer money? >> you know, in a way it is. the issue is we have had, before we haven't just had the dollar forever. at one point, in 1836, there were every state had its own bank note. and there were 16,000 chartered types of currency. so easy to counterfeit. it d bs didn't work at all
.s. is being shipped to europe today. if the euro is strong and the economy's stable when it arrives, all is well. but if the euro gets devalued or the banks or the stocks are in trouble, this american-made product can find itself facing so r
.s. this was really a global move. the euro, though, fell off a mini cliff of its own. a little more detail coming up. >> we'll see kelly evans in just a bit. here's another big story brewing. >> reporter: a brutal political battle today over hurricane sandy aid for hard-hit new york and new jersey. i'll bring you all the tough rhetoric when we come back. >>> and yet another big story brewing for tomorrow. john boehner, he could be facing a real challenge for his job speaker of the house. ace acosta is all over this story. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> back to the rally on the streets today. that is the total sizzle story. check out these numbers. in case you missed it, dow added 308 points. nasdaq up 93. s&p 500 surging 36. cnbc's kelly evans joins us with all the details. good evening, kelly. >> larry, good evening, from down here at the stock exchange where you practically would expect streamers and champagne. the kind of day we had to put in in context, the likes of bill gross saying he sees stocks up 5% for the year, we did 60% of that in the first trading day. a lot of people are po
. >> a lot of tourists don't have the cash on hand, will have to go get euro. >> the vatican reportedly is trying to improve ways to fight money laundering and solve the inconvenience for tourists, but for now cash only is the rule until further notice. >>> celebrities are sounding off on the death of a photographer. how far is too far to get the perfect celebrity photo, why the paparazzi law is heading to the high courts next. >> we'll tell you what kind of crowd to expect if you're headed to the inauguration this month. check out the rundown. we're back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  there is s no mass-produced human. so we created the exextraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dual-air technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs. each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a sleep number store. sleep number. comfort individualized. queen mattresses start at just $699. and right now, save 50% on the fi
of the effort to abide by a new euro zone for a balanced budget. >>> back here at home. country's top diplomat is back on the job at least for a while. james rosen tells us secretary of state hillary clinton is off the disabled list to fill the remaining time. >> the selling presented her from a gift from all of us. she said, as you know, washington is contact sport. inside it was a football helmet with the state department seal and also a football jersey that said clinton on the back and on the front it says number 112 which symbolizes the number of countries she has visited as secretary of state. she loved it. she thought it was cool. being hillary clinton she wanted to get back to business. >> reporter: that meant ordering state department officials to get cracking on implementing all the recommendations for enhanced security that was proposed by the accountability review board that investigated the attacks in benghazi and clinton remains committed to testify about benghazi before she leaves office. >> she is prepared to do it at open session. >> at no point again this morning did we see an
prefer the vanguard msci euro etf, symbol vgk. that's victor george ken for all of you home gamers. i like it so much i own it for my charitable trust. you can follow it. a lot of reasoning about why stephanie link and i co-director believe in this. it pays you a solid 3.7% yield while you're waiting. next up, yeah, there's china. not done. chinese economy has been in the process of bottoming for a while now. i think the genuine turn could be at hand. we know the chinese central bank has been aggressively providing capital injections to banks. last year they cut the reserve requirement three times, interest rates twice. i expect their policy to remain easy. capital injections turned the tide. hit record levels in september/october. something that's helped the chinese economy dramatically as we see from numerous improving macrodata points. purchasing managers numbers, industrial production, retail sales, housing numbers, you name it. china has beaten inflation, they have the flexibility to do more juice to the economy if they need to. the chinese party just got a new leadership in nove
. >> bob: down side is he did introduce cycling to america, which led to all the euro trash outfits that led to people riding around at 5:00 -- >> andrea: but he was the ambassador to europe. now they're in the cafes going see, he -- >> bob: who cared about cycling before he came along? maybe a few afterwards. >> eric: i lost a mother and sister to cancer. they loved lance armstrong. not because of it,be but because he was a cyclist but it was because he beat cancer and fought off a disease. there are people out there stricken with cancer -- >> dana: tony snow wore the livestrong bracelet every day he was press secretary. we wore it for him. it was based on a lie. he became rich, famous, every comfort in the world. the bost doctors in the world. great, the charity -- >> eric: my sister and my mother didn't look to lance armendariz because he won tour de frances but he beat testicular and brain cancer. >> dana: i understand. >> bob: who would have known that -- >> dana: it's unfair to say people criticizing him for what he did don't care about people of cancer. my grand parents died
that many storms that seemed like they might be overwhelming, like the euro crisis have been weathered. people from america are optim t optimist optimistic, those from emerging markets more so. but everywhere there is a sense of caution. mpw seeing -- released this week, 452% saw no change from the current tepid economic environment. 28% saw a decline and 18% said things will get better. it is still an improvement from last year, when 48% predicted a decline. the last few years of recovery, followed by slowdowns of political crisis, of new terror attacks from north africa, have made people wary of excessive optimism. these are stable, crises have been contained. there's some growth on the horizon, but no one's ready to declare that we have turned any corners. there are no bulls in davos this year, no countries taking center stage. one symbol of the mood, the big splashy parties that companies like google used to throw have been quietly discontinued. not that google couldn't afford it, they just had that their first year with $50 billion in revenue. it's a sense of growth that people h
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earning a million euros should be thrown out as unfair. it had already been blasted as anti-entrepreneurial. it was branded at the government trying to balance the budget on the backs of the rich. the planned tax hike had sparked word that at least some high rollers were deciding to leave the country. but analysts say the high taxing french ruler is not really defeated. it was thrown out more on a technicality. government is planning to issue a rewarded tax bill and claps there were new tax hinges that the court left in part in mace. the french stock market seemed to like the message. it was up more than a half percent in a shortened trading day. >>> it looks like james bond can do it all. the recently released skyfall is now the most successful bond movie in franchise history. it has earned more than $1 billion worldwide. the film is only the 14th movie of all time to hit the $1 billion mark. others include the avengers and the dark knight rises. >>> adam housley has the details on the hollywood nation report. >> reporter: bilbo beats yank owe, ryan's resolution and kim is
. in less than a minute, 50 pounds of truffles were exchanged for 30,000 euros-- about $40,000-- with no questions asked about where the truffles came from. >> [speaking french] >> there's a problem of confidentiality and secrecy. and that encourages a mafia-like attitude. >> michel tournayre, a third generation truffle farmer, says that local trufflers have been carjacked, beaten with baseball bats, and even killed. thieves came and stole his truffles, his trees, and, worse, his dogs. when they took your dogs, what did you do? >> [speaking french] >> i looked for them all over europe. i found a world i didn't know about. it's a world that's rotten to the core. >> did you find your dogs? >> never. >> never. [ticking] >> coming up, the impact of cheap chinese imports. >> if i went to china and took it out of the ground, it still wouldn't taste as good? >> no, no. it's like eating wood. >> that's ahead when 60 minutes on cnbc returns. [ticking] so if you have a flat tire, dead battery, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/
will leave the euro zone or know despite all of the very elaborate fixes worked up to keep countries like greece from going completely under the problem of growth remains. and as long as europe is not growing then the fundamental economic problem here remains. the unemployment rate for the entire euro zone rose to a record high of 11.8% for november. that is up from 11.7% from october. but up from 10.6% a year ago. these are images of italians lining up to fill out forms for jobs. it's not uncommon to hear young italians say that they simply feel that the culture is skewed against them, not making way for them in this economy. prime minister mario monte passed legislation to make it easier for people tow start u to start up their own companies because youth unemployment is at 37%. some people are thinking better to make jobs for themselves than wait to be hired. spain has the word unemployment problem with a staggering rate of 26.6% for november, as unemployment rises you question how much longer governments can stick to their austerity programs. and the problem is with people losing jobs
. if the e comean is stable, when it arrives all is well. if the euro gets devalued or the banks or the stocks an
we need to do is have congress take these actions, you know, i liken this sometimes to the euro crisis that's in europe, but europe really isn't in control of what happens. it's very difficult for them to take actions. in theory, we could take actions in the house, in the senate and with the president and have all this solved in the next few hours. but -- and they were very close to an agreement. >> yeah, let me ask you about this. obviously with the debt ceiling, the big problem right in front of us, conservatives will say, look, we need to leverage that, because we can't keep the democrats from spending unless we have a really, really powerful tool and the debt ceiling's a very powerful tool. on the other hand, democrats are saying, are you kidding me? that's not the kind of tool you should be using. and we actually do hear conservatives and business leaders saying the same thing as democrats it seems. don't be using that. it's killing us. i'd love to get your perspective on that. >> it's a very dangerous tool. it's one that i hope people only threaten to never use. because if
. oh, it's not just china, the dollar got clobbered versus the euro, something that our international companies just love to see. it puts them here. >> house of pleasure. >> why else? how about the fact that ford, one of the best bellwethers of economic growth out there doubled its dividend last night. something i said was a possibility earlier this week when we recommended it as a way to play the auto super cycle that i see playing out in 2013. yes, these are clear cases where our themes are the place to circle the wagons during the confusion and din of 2013. we can fret over the new treasury secretary. we can marvel about the battle royale between hedge fund managers over herbalife. please stay away from that firing range. and we can ponder the oncoming train -- >> all aboard -- >> that is the debt ceiling debacle. or we can fall back on these themes i keep talking about, themes that give us a place to go within all the skirmishing that defines our marketplace day after day. we've gone over china, the banks, and housing. we've told you that the autos and insurance stocks should be b
. but i'm romantic about politics. >> euro man tick about -- >> are you? you're not. you're pretty -- >> no, i try to operate in a world of facts and -- >> you're a realist, i'm an idealist. i like to imagine a world where, yes, we absolutely can get it done. >> and she will be on the platform with president obama watching tomorrow as we all will. >>> coming up, presidential life in pictures. two former white house photographers capturing some of the most iconic moments of a president's -- we're going to show you remarkable behind the scenes photos and they're going to talk about how they captured them. michelle obama got rave reviews for her inaugural gown last time around. how the first lady's fashion has evolved over the years and what it means to designers in this country. we'll be right back. s® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well
, right? proceed to have linkage to the troubled euro and its accoutremes and away from the italian bond market or overstressed french and spanish counterparts and got our heads handed to us. similarly, owning tech when tech is often considered heavily dependent on europe. as much as 20% or 25% of the earnings of tech are derived from the continent and typically it is deadly. we know this because they don't dodge it on the conference calls. that's how you learn about it. the analysts won't let them get away with it. all you got to do is listen to the q&a. if you're in a company with european exposure you will hear one out of every two or three questions about europe. asia, about china. you want preventive earnings season medicine, go through the previous calls of the companies. if the plurality of the questions are about europe, you know you're probably going to be in for a bruising next time. that's what the analysts focus on and force the companies to talk about. as correlated with europe as many tech and bank stocks are, it is china that controls so many of the cyclicals. the smoketac
,000 in the u.s. is being shipped to europe today. if the euro is strong and the economy is stable when it arrives, all is well. but if the euro gets devalued or the banks or the stocks are in trouble, this american-made product can find itself facing some real hurdles. the shop that wants to order it may be unable to get a loan for its inventory. therefore, the instrument never gets shipped. or the customer who wants to buy this guitar may find his money is worth so little he can't afford it. and if this drought in the marine stream continues pushing more businesses and more governments toward default on their debt, then there's a risk of the whole market drying up. so everyone knows each time a shipment arrives in europe like this one, unpredictable market forces here could undermine the value of those guitars and force layoffs back home. >> the last few years just thinking about the economy in general. it's kind of a generalized fear. >> reporter: for now they control what they can. >> if we do a better job when somebody's looking to buy a guitar, they'll look more to our stuff than
today when alcoa reports after the closing bell and unemployment in the euro area hit a record 11.8%. red alert. the united states could default on its debt in five weeks in congress doesn't raise the debt kree ceiling. half a month earlier than expected. america could be in default as early as february 15th and almost certainly before march 1st. despite extraordinary measures taken by the treasury department to delay that from happening. on that day, the luu.s. will ha $9 billion coming in to the treasury's coffers. $52 billion going out. committed spending, including social security checks, paying f active duty military. that's what they are fighting in washington. how to cut that spending. >> that math does not add up. it cannot work. >>> so it wasn't exactly point/counter point. because piers morgan didn't say much when he sat down with alex jones, the guy who created this petition to have piers deported because is he an outspoken advocate of guns and gun control. jones went completely into rant mode last night. here is what he said. >> i'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence
, euro survived the big crisis. is there some optimism there? >> reporter: well, schwab, head of the world economic forum, optimistic smiling, says the euro didn't collapse, europe didn't fall apart, there's economic growth in the united states, there's room for optimism. i can tell you if you talk to the ceos, most of the people are ceos and in business, they are not optimistic. there is a deficit of confidence, and that's because you have budgetary problems in the united states, you have the eurozone problem, you have china, india slowing down. these other issues are very much on their agenda. so, you and i, as the week will go on, will distill this into what really they're talking. at the moment, the one word to keep in mind, risk. where it lies at the moment. >> and if they think that it's risky, business people and they're trying to get a sense of where we are with the economy if they think it's risky, how is that impacting us? everyday folks here who are looking at their, you know, paychecks and homes and wondering if it's going to change, if it's going to get better. >>
this morning. >> earnings season kicks off today. we just learned the unemployment in the euro area hit a record high. >> imagine unemployment at 11.8%. i mean, this is troubling for people in europe, our biggest trading partner as a zone. and another reason why it's so important, because europe has been in the midst of austerity, cutting budgets, cutting spending, cutting benefits. and it's driving unemployment higher. and as we enter into this big debate in this country about cutting spending, cutting benefits, what are the things to take away from that for the united states? also a debt ceiling alarm bell from the bipartisan policy center saying the treasury department's going to run out of room on the debt ceiling earlier than we thought. february 15th, they say. that's the "x" date when we can't pay all of our bills, when we literally only have that date $9 billion coming in, and we have $52 billion in bills. imagine that in your own household. if you had $9 billion coming in and $52 million going out. when you look at it, it's staggering. i think we have a chart on the left. that'
euros on taxes. no one can shame me about how much taxes that i have been paying. i have certainly been done a lot for this count row and he outlines the people he employs that includes some vineyards and two restaurants and a number of other things. looking like he might accept that offer of russian nationality and leave the country. joe? >> jim bitterman in paris. thanks for that. a husband offers up a kidney so his wife would move up on the list to receive a kidney. cameras were following the real story on realtime. you will see the video, next. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections, like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. i'm ryon stewart, i'm the ultimate shrimp lover, and i sea food differently. >>> her parents were told she wou
journal news to the euro news in less than seven days. they don't give a damn. they issued a public statement linking the atros it that happened in connecticut. anybody with any sense our heart goes out. you do everything we can. >> gregg: why did they do that. you mentioned a statement given by janet hassen who is publisher issuing a statement. armed guards, one of our rules is to reported publicly available information on timely issues. we knew publication of a database would be controversial but we felt sharing information about gun permits on the air it was important in the aftermath of the newtown shooting. as a justification -- does that even make sense? >> doesn't make any sense whatsoever. they did it to sell papers and this is violation. this is an unwarranted invasion of privacy. freedom of information is to have an open, accountable government. not to invade people's privacy. i have victims of domestic violence who went off the grid to protect themselves. they were exposed a couple days before christmas by this editorial board. our cops, police officers, they put gang mem
the euro but in many aspects it is in and it is a full member. united states depends on britain for the very strong role in international affairs. it helps all over the place whether in trying to confront iran, syria and north korea with sanctions and plays a big role whether afghanistan, iraq. david cameron is saying we like our foreign role. we like you and our economic role in the e.u. but we don't want to be a part of your political role. he is trying to negotiate a half in/half out role for the u.k. that is very concerning to the u.s. because he has raised the stakes by saying he would put it to the british people in the referendum. if they vote to get out of the e.u. that could fundamentally change that relationship. >> let's listen to a little bit of your interview there. >> you see all the economic turmoil in europe. you see it over here, as well, in the u.s., the rambling over the fiscal cliff. it seems to be endless economic uncertainty. >> president obama and i have agreed that different countries should take different pathways according to circumstances and america i
, with sovereign debt crises, with the euro zone. it was only at the very last possible minute that compromise was reached, that the big bargain was done. and if you look at the united states, even at a time of, a moment when really both sides needed to do more than the minimum, the markets will be saying they failed to do so. so, yes, they will be relieved, there won't be any immediate reaction, but the markets are certainly putting the politicians on notice that the budget mayhem can't continue. wolf? >> good notice. richard, thank you. >>> off an island in alaska right now, a crippled oil rig is running aground. it's carrying diesel fuel, oil, and hydraulic fluid, and the weather is working against recovery. we'll have an update. >>> an oil drilling barge is grounded off an island in southern alaska and a fares storm is hindering recovery efforts onboard. diesel fuel, lube oil, and hydraulic fuel. no leaks have been detected and teams are assembling to tackle any environmental damage. cnn's paul vercammon has an update. >> reporter: high winds and huge waves pounded the drilling rig off kod
. a euro zone crisis that seemingly has no end, and u.s. budget deficit crisis that seemingly has no end. so on this new year, ladies and gentlemen, in new york, just celebrate the fact that you are up 2% on the european markets. >> okay. richard quest. >> i'm celebrating the fact that nothing else this fiscal cliff, two of the best financial minds, richard quest and christine romans singing. >> dow futures up 200 points. >> you will be singing more later. >>> moving on to other news. secretary of state clinton and her health. that close call. doctors say the blood clot could have been fatal, caused a stroke or led to seizures or epilepsy. she's being treated with blood thinners, should make a full recovery. former president bill clinton and daughter chelsea scene visiting her yesterday. >>> students from sandy hook elementary school return to class tomorrow this is for the very first time since the horrendous massacre three weeks ago. but the children won't be back at sandy hook in that building itself. they will attend an empty elementary school a couple of miles away. newtown and how
debate pose big risks to the worldwide economy. the ongoing recession in the euro zone also a factor. >>> and winter weather prompts a state of emergency. salt trucks ran all night long to prevent sleet and freezing rain from the roadways and almost a quarter inch of ice formed on power lines and heavy rain is now causing flooding. >>> facebook's new search tool is surrounded by hype, but others think it might be a dude. it's called graph search and it's a way to search through your facebook network for answers. information google cannot access. you could look for restaurants your friends like, kind of like yelp or look for job connections like on linked-in or you can use it to find singles in your area. steven levy is the senior writer for "wired" magazine. steven, welcome. >> thank you. >> okay, you went to the facebook campus, experimenting with graph search. you interviewed mark zuckerberg. so, is this really as revolutionary as we're led to believe? >> well, it's very big for facebook. facebook has a couple things that people do all the time. they share photos and other things w
is the country, remember, that started all of these euro headaches and there's more problems here in january. mass transit strike now in its 8th day. subways, buses, snarling traffic in athens and elsewhere. the workers are protesting salary cuts which have been put in place by the government, again part of austerity moves there. the government today stepping in, branding the strikes illegal and threatening to throw those workers into jail. that is causing more problems with the unions. greece, too, martha, is showing some gains. they're reducing their deficit but again, with more problems. as well, a desperate economic situation in greece. it's got people organizing, bartering systems because they have no more cash. and it is driving extremists to more violence. just in the past week, a shopping mall in athens hit by a many toing. another year, martha. martha: rough stuff. greg, thank you. bill: changing of the guard only moments away from a senate confirmation hearing for senator john kerry, the man expected to be our next secretary of state. we're live in washington. guess who will be in
a million euros. according to polls, most citizens agreed with this. entrepreneurs have gone wild, saying this would further kill any innovative spirit here and driving already an estimated thousands of wealthy or wanna-be wealthy people out to switzerland, london, including gerard -- the french film icon who starred in "green card" is now bidding adieu to france for belgium which doesn't have a movie theater but is full of tax exiled millionaires. the government has said it unpatriotic, but he equally slammed them, causing an uproar here. >> the problem is france is not a fiscal cliff. it's sort of like fiscal quicksa quicksand. bit by bit, the french are losing confidence. instead of doing what we do in the united states or what they do in britain which is to say you want to work hard, you want to make money, you will be rewarded. >> reporter: it would affect a few thousand people but was shot down because it targets individual instead of household income. the government said it will find a way to enact it in some form this year while other taxes also rise. today in france, the rich are
of folks that over the last couple of years said the euro zone wasn't going to make us, europe wouldn't be with us anymore, that clearly was overstated. it never was going todom pass. the united states had all sorts of issues in its own government. you didn't see double-dip recession in the u.s. think about before the u.s. election how many people said these companies are keeping trillions of dollars on the sidelines because they're worried about the u.s. how many people are keeping trillions of dollars on the sidelines because they're worried about uncertainty in china? china is more uncertain. two thirds of the world's growth comes from emerging markets. these are countries much more volatile. now the financial crisis finally in our rear-view mirror, we'll spend more time in there. >>eric: what the arab summer? arab spring, arab summer? >> we have a boom going on, offshore gas brazil and mexico. as a consequence, the down side in the middle east which is exploding, that will have less impact on the u.s. ironically the fact that it has less impact on the u.s. means the likelihood tha
of people killed by firearms is extraordinary compared to other nations. euroing we're i don't think we're a blood thirsty culture and we need to look at everything we can do to safe guard our people. >> i appreciate your honesty on this. let me quickly ask you, the "rolling stone" article kind of exploded on our show that morning it broke and led to a fairly quick departure. do you feel misunderstood about parts of those -- the repo reporting -- and is there anything you would change looking back? >> first, i would tell you, as a commander, i take responsibility for what happened. when i came back to offer my resignation to president obama, that's exactly what i told him, i take responsibility, because that's what commanders do, and move on. i think that the media controversy that arose around that, i actually believe that it may not be entirely accurate, but the commander in chief who i worked for was my commander in chief and still my commander in chief. i owe him not to put such things on his desk, not to have him face controversies. whether it's my fault or not, it's my responsibil
thing i'm not really afraid of us in this world are the rating agencies. >> only because the euro is so weak, the chinese are where they are. we can't depend on the rest of the world being feckless forever. >> people like me have been saying for five years, don't worry about these deficit things for the time being. they're not an issue. other people have saying imminent crisis, imminent crisis. how many times do they have to be wrong and do people like me have to be right before people start to believe in us? >> you're right until the day you're wrong, and that's a bad day. >> and he's on the sides of buses in spain. there we go. >> he's huge! >> paul krugman. >> thank you so much. >> this is fascinating. you've got to come back. it's great to have such diversity of thoughts. i'm serious. >> come back. >> spirited. >> the book is "end this depression now!" out in paperback. read it. we'll talk about it more. >> you're too early in the morning. >> you think so? >> yeah. >> why? >> the viewers may like it, but i don't. >> class doesn't start this early. >> oh, my goodness. >> we'll have y
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